Social Service Provider (SSP) model addresses an important issue of Operation and Maintenance in remotely located residential schools for tribal students. The dynamics of regular school and residential school are completely different from adequacy norms to availability of decent WASH facilities. The regular wear and tear of the infrastructure, over burden on the existing infrastructure results in frequent damage and structure being defunct. SSP model provides last mile connectivity and solution for regular maintenance work increasing the life of infrastructure.
Inclusive growth: Social Service Provider (SSP) model enables local talented youth to develop their entrepreneur skills and provide source of regular income. Cluster of residential schools is formed and every week one visit by SSP personnel will be made inspecting each infrastructure. He will provide a list of material that is required for minor repair and maintenance and during the next week’s visit, the work will be done.
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Manufacturing Capacity: Market potential is huge for SSP as it provides a solution to one of the oldest, yet biggest issues related to sustainable WASH in schools. It is a scalable model with emphasis on establishing the system for regular operation and maintenance which has proven to be a headache to every person working in WASH sector. Model is self-sustainable in itself. The training cost of ITI personnel, monitoring and advocacy cost will be incurred. Currently in addition to this, a toolkit of 31 different tools in 80 numbers is given to schools which has the frequently required items. During mandatory weekly visit to school, after surveying of all infrastructure, the items present in toolkit are used and minor replacement work is carried out. The design is in such way that remuneration of INR 750 is paid per visit (500 service charge and 250 travel) The challenge here is to channelizing this amount from School Management Committee to personnel doing work. As mentioned earlier 163 number of works require skilled labour. Average cost of one day of skilled labour is around INR 450, which makes annual expenditure of INR 73,350. Making a cluster of 8 schools and monthly 3 visits which will help personnel earn INR 18,000 per month and annual expenditure of school will come down to INR 22,500 (considering 10 months of school period)
Problem Scale: "Regular O&M is the issue with every institution which caters huge floating or resdential population. With increased focus of WASH, to fulfill the advocacy norms is difficult and increased wear and tear of the infrastructure puts extra pressure on existing functional infrastructure".
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